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Uri joined the University of Sydney in July 2010 from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, where he had been Assistant Professor at the Centre for Applied Information and Communication Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Case Western Reserve University, USA.
His research takes a social view of organisational processes in the context of the implementation and use of information systems. He is particularly interested in the relationships between people and technology in organisations, and the changes in the nature of work practices, organisational identities, and interactions associated with the introduction of new information systems.
The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Uri Gal about his research that suggests algorithms based on people analytics do not necessarily lead to better workplaces.
Why collecting employee data and using “people analytics” won’t necessarily lead to better workplaces 22 Feb 2017
Smart Company, The Conversation and ABC Radio
Associate Professor Uri Gal was interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra about why people analytics do not necessarily lead to better workplaces. Smart Company also republished Associate Professor Gal’s article on The Conversation about the issue.
The Saturday Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times
The Saturday Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times reported a study by Associate Professor Uri Gal challenges the use of data analytics in measuring workplace performance.
Business Insider Australia published an opinion piece by Uri Gal about data surveillance.
The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Uri Gal about how increasing technological advancements in data surveillance will change our behaviour.
Zaitsev A, Tan B and Gal U 2016 'Collaboration amidst Volatility: The Evolving Nature of Boundary Objects in Agile Software Development', Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, 15th June 2016
Gal U, Berente N and Chasin F 2015 'Patterns of Discourse for Digital Technologies in the Era of Incremental Change', 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 11th August 2015
Riemer K, Gal U, Hamann J, Gilchriest B and Teixeira M 2015 'Digital Disruptive Intermediaries: Finding new digital opportunities by disrupting existing business models', Report prepared by The University of Sydney Business School and Capgemini
Whitley EA, Gal U and Kjaergaard A 2014 'Editorial: Who do you think you are? A review of the complex interplay between information systems, identification and identity', European Journal of Information Systems, vol.23:1, pp. 17-35
Zaitsev A, Gal U and Tan B 2014 'Boundary Objects and Change in Agile Projects', Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference of Information Systems ACIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, 10th December 2014
Riemer K, Gal U, Brunk J, Gilchriest B, Ord R and Tong J 2014 'Australian Digital Commerce: Now is the Time for Australian Retailers to Address the Customer Engagement Gap', Report prepared by The University of Sydney Business School and Capgemini
Gal U and Berente N 2013 'Digital Infrastructures and Institutional Change: Organizations, Identity Work, and Logics', 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - "Capitalism in Question", Orlando, United States, 13th August 2013
Chasin F, Gal U and Riemer K 2013 'The Genealogy of Knowledge: Introducing a Tool and Method for Tracing the Social Construction of Knowledge on Wikipedia', Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 6th December 2013
Gal U, Hansen S and Tan B 2012 'Collaborative Infrastructures for Distributed Work: The Case of Haier’s 1000-Day Information Revolution', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2012 - "Digital Innovation in the Service Economy", Orlando, United States, 19th December 2012
Berente N, Gal U and Hansen S 2011 'Ethical implications of social stratification in information systems research', Information Systems Journal, vol.21:4, pp. 357-382
Germonprez M, Hovorka DS and Gal U 2011 'Secondary Design: A Case of Behavioral Design Science Research (AIS Best Publication of 2011 & JAIS Best Paper Award 2011)', Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol.12:10, pp. 662-83
Henningsson S, Gal U, Bjørn-Andersen N and Tan Y 2011 'The Next Generation Information Infrastructure for International Trade', Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, vol.6:1, pp. 1-15
Berente N, Gal U and Yoo Y 2010 'Dressage, control, and enterprise systems: the case of NASA's Full Cost initiative', European Journal of Information Systems, vol.19:1, pp. 21-34
Gal U and Hansen S 2010 'Designing Collaborative Infrastructures to Support Distributed Work', Proceedings of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) SIGPrag Meeting, St. Louis, United States, 12th December 2010
Henningsson S, Gal U, Tan YH and Bjørn-Andersen N 2010 'Design Propositions for the Information Infrastructure of International Trade', Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Information Systems, Pretoria, South Africa, 9th June 2010
Gal U, Germonprez M and Hovorka DS 2009 'Secondary design: Mid-range theorizing', JAIS Theory Development Workshop, Phoenix, United States, 14th December 2009
Gal U and Kjaergaard A 2009 'Identity in Information Systems', Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems, Verona, Italy, 10th June 2009
Gal U, Russo NL, Lyytinen K, Alter S and Lipien D 2008 'Information Systems and the Service Economy: A Multidimensional Perspective' in IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century, ed. Barrett, M., Davidson, E., Middleton, C., and DeGross, J., Springer, Boston, United States
Gal U and Berente N 2008 'A Social Representations Perspective on Information Systems Implementation: Rethinking the Concept of ‘Frames’', Information Technology and People, vol.21:2, pp. 133-54
Gal U, Yoo Y and Lyytinen K 2008 'The Dynamics of IT Boundary Objects, Social Infrastructures and Social Identities: The Introduction of 3D Modeling Technologies into the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry', European Journal of Information Systems, vol.17, pp. 290-304
Gal U and Jensen T 2008 'Information Systems Implementation and Organisational Identities', Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems, Paris, France, 17th December 2008
Berente N, Gal U and Hansen S 2008 'The Ethics of Social Stratification and the IT User', Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, Ireland, 11th June 2008
Gal U, Jensen T and Lyytinen K 2008 'Organisational Identities and the Appropriation of Information Systems', Proceedings of the IADIS Applied Computing, Algarve, Portugal, 13th April 2008
Berente N and Gal U 2007 'Beyond Groups and Communities – Social Stratification and the IT User', Proceedings of IFIP 8.2 Oasis, Montreal, Canada, 9th December 2007
Gal U, Lyytinen K, Lou-Carlo J and Rose MG 2007 'Explaining Radical Technology-Based Innovations in Organisations', Proceedings of the 13th American Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, United States, 12th August 2007
Gal U and Berente N 2006 'Control and Enterprise Systems: A Multidimensional View', Proceedings of IFIP 8.2 Oasis, Milwaukee, United States, 10th December 2006
Gal U, Berente N and Yoo Y 2006 'Dressage and the Illusion of Enterprise Control', Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems, Göteborg, Sweden, 14th June 2006
Gal U, Yoo Y and Boland, Jr. R 2005 'The Dynamics of Boundary Objects, Social Infrastructures, and Social Identities', Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Regensburg, Germany, 28th May 2005
- Evidence-based Management for Enterprise Social Networking Success; A/Prof Kai Riemer; Dr Uri Gal; Prof Robert Johnston; ARC Linkage Grant 2015-2018.
- Social and organisational aspects of information systems development and use
- Inter-organisational collaboration
- Social shaping of information and information infrastructures
Recent Units Taught
INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation
INFS2010 People, Information and Knowledge
INFS2030 Digital Business Management
INFS2030 e-Business Management
SMBA6109 Managing with Technology